By Jonathon King
Together with his first novel The Blue fringe of hour of darkness, Jonathon King was once praised for his "powerful storytelling" (San Diego Union-Tribune), for his "stunning" and "superb" writing (Pittsburgh Tribune), and for including "new dimensions to the fashionable crime novel" (Michael Connelly). And, in a starred evaluation, Publishers Weekly in comparison King to James corridor, Robert Parker, and James Lee Burke. Now, in a visual Darkness, King grants one other gripping, unforgettable tale. Max Freeman is looking for safe haven from the known demons of his former lifestyles as a Philadelphia police officer, in his secluded shack deep within the Everglades. yet his self-imposed isolation is inter-rupted while he gets a determined name from his ally, legal professional Billy Manchester. there was a up to date string of suspicious deaths-all aged girls, all from a bad local, and all with enormous and lately sold-off coverage policies-which the police were not able, or unwilling, to enquire. Billy believes anything sinister could be at paintings, and so, to aid his buddy, Max needs to reluctantly pry the place he isn't sought after, and act just like the cop he is attempting to overlook he was once. to find an unseen killer, Max will confront not just the risks of a forgotten Florida cityscape, however the unforeseen and darkish corners of his personal previous besides. jam-packed with twists, turns, and a wide ranging evocation of a infrequently glimpsed underside of contemporary the US, a visual Darkness confirms Jonathon King's position on the leading edge of a brand new iteration of crime novelists.
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It wasn’t long before my grandfather’s organizing talents were recognized, and in the early 1920s he was made a foreman. He knew how to drive a flatbed truck and, starting with his own family, would pick up a dozen or more folks along old Hammondville Road and get them to the fields by sunlight. At the end of the day he would assist with the counting and ledger-keeping so my momma and grandmother would walk back home on the dirt track all the way back to their house and get to making dinner. ” She paused to refill my cup.
Freeman. I’m Mary Greenwood. Mr. Manchester told me you would be coming by,” she said, losing the flush quickly and becoming formal. She was a stout woman. The light brown skin of her face was smooth and unblemished. She could have been thirty or fifty. She led the way through a darkened living room crowded with heavy upholstered chairs, an ancient standup piano and lamps with tasseled shades. The walls were crowded with shelves of photos and ceramic knickknacks with religious themes. An oil painting of Jesus dominated one wall.
Each woman had been paid for the transfer to an investment company. Some had brought the women large windfalls. But the purchase price was only a part of the policy’s worth. When the women finally died, the investors would cash in the policies for the full amount and walk away with the profit. ” I asked, looking down at the names. ” “The tw-twist is that the longer the insured lives, the more p- premiums the investors have to p-pay. That is w-why they usually look for medical infirmities, which all these w-women had,” Billy said.